CDC #408 – Gargoyles

Your challenge this week is to choose an actual piece of architecture from somewhere in the world, and create a gargoyle that reflects its’ architectural style.

Maybe it protects the pyramid at Giza or the CN tower. Just have fun. Please post a link to an image of the structure along with your entry.

You may enter up to three times

Rules for posts, contests, and challenges: Original characters only, no copyrighted characters, no characters based on copyrighted characters, no characters based on RPG’s or other games. The characters must be your own design and not based on any character that might be copyrighted in any way. Please keep all submissions PG13: full or partial nudity is prohibited. I have the right to delete any post that I believe crosses this line without warning. Only post characters that have been created solely using Hero Machine, and that you know for certain have never been entered in a contest before. If you aren’t certain, don’t enter it, because I’m not going to go back through all of the contests and check.

All entries must be in JPG or PNG form (BMPs are too big), posted to a publicly accessible website (like the HeroMachine :,ImageShack, Deviant Art or whatever);Do not use Photobucket.

  • Entries must be made as a comment or comments to this post, containing a link directly to the image and the character name;
  • No copyrighted characters please – they will be deleted.
  • Please name your filesas [your name]-[character name].[file extension] before you upload it. So DiCicatriz, for instance, would save his “Bayou Belle” character image as DiCicatriz-BayouBelle.png.

Please make the link go directly to the image (like this) and not to a hosting jump page (like this).

This contest will close at 9am Eastern on Sunday, April 7th.

13 Responses to CDC #408 – Gargoyles

  1. Avatar Greggory Basore

    Does the architecture need to be something that was actually built, or would a proposed but un-built piece count? I’m thinking specifically of unused/unfinished designs for monuments such as Mount Rushmore or the many designs submitted for replacing the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in NYC.

    If we submit a picture and documentation of the proposed design of something, would that be acceptable?

  2. Greggory Basore:
    Does the architecture need to be something that was actually built, or would a proposed but un-built piece count? I’m thinking specifically of unused/unfinished designs for monuments such as Mount Rushmore or the many designs submitted for replacing the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in NYC.

    If we submit a picture and documentation of the proposed design of something, would that be acceptable?

    Sadly no. Stick with actual structures as requested.

  3. Does this also include Structures that only exist Now? or for ie. The Tower of Babel, Lighthouse of Alexandria, which once existed, but was torn now or destroyed?

  4. Thundersong:
    Does this also include Structures that only exist Now?or for ie. The Tower of Babel, Lighthouse of Alexandria, which once existed, but was torn now or destroyed?

    If you can link to an actual photo of the actual structure it is fair game.

  5. My gargoyle entry took inspiration from Japanese dragon imagery. I imagined this particular gargoyle watching over the iconic Himeji Castle in Japan. White in color, this castle dates back to 1333. The gargoyle patrols the grounds at nightfall before returning back to stone at day break.

    My entry: https://www.deviantart.com/forgivenmonster/art/superfly30-JapaneseGargoyle-png-792024209?ga_submit_new=10%3A1554134820

    Himeji Castle: https://www.japan-guide.com/e/e3501.html

  6. Rekulhs Nathe Rekulhs Nathe

    https://www.deviantart.com/1ofthem/art/Gargoyle-of-Notre-Dame-792086888?ga_submit_new=10%3A1554166302

    If you excuse me this contest got me in the mood to wacth Gargoyles!

  7. If Dracula had Gargoyles on his castle they probably would look like this.

    I went with a Vampire bat style Gargoyle

    http://fav.me/dd3mrjw

    Castle pic
    http://fav.me/dd3ms9n

  8. Avatar Greggory Basore

    A little over a decade ago, in 2008, I was asked to house sit for a friend living in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. While there, I took in a few local sites, including the famous statue of Sylvester Stalone as Rocky Balboa

    https://www.associationforpublicart.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Rocky_1400x1400.jpg

    With that in mind, I’ve imagined A Bronze Brawler, as a Bronze statue Gargoyle protecting the City of Philadelphia with boxing knowledge and techniques.

    https://i.imgur.com/nwBTxXE.png

  9. Avatar Greggory Basore

    Growing up on the west coast, especially when born in the state of Washington, it’s practically impossible to not be an admirer of The Space Needle:

    https://i.ytimg.com/vi/t1wGabBTcgw/maxresdefault.jpg

    So, naturally, the idea of an architectural gargoyle meant I’d have to create on based upon the most iconic building of my homeland:

    https://i.imgur.com/LJHlKXA.png

  10. Hey! I’m not too late to post! Excellent . . . what’s this? ohh [rapid-fire browse, high-speed hm, post, add link] . . . in my defense, I’m hungry . . .

    ****

    A being arrived here from another dimension, during a rerun of ‘Gargoyles.’ Settling in Ohio in an unusual building, a rapid web search turned up the data on what belonged with this sort of a place. . . . fortunately the being, appearance now set, doesn’t need to get out much . . .
    https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g50751-d1100060-Reviews-World_s_Largest_Basket-Newark_Ohio.html

    http://www.heromachine.com/forums/topic/herr-ds-cfls/page/41/#post-155500

  11. Challenge closed. Result posted shortly.